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Found Fridays Vol. II

Found Fridays Vol. II

1. KILLED NEGATIVES OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

When I think of the Great Depression, one of the first images that comes to mind the iconic 1936 photograph Migrant Mother taken by Dorothea Lange. Lange was an American documentary photographer who worked for the Farm Security Administration during the Depression along with a number of other photographers who travelled around the United States documenting life at the time. 

I've seen at least a hundred of these images of the years but today I found out that even though over 160,000 images were captured, less than half of those made it to print. AND what's even sadder than those images never making it to print is that the negatives were actually hole punched in a severe, dare I say blasphemous, way of editing and ensuring they were never used. Below are a few of those images...

Killed negatives of the Great Depression

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    Leslie Hilker

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